We switched to a Cisco WLAN controller with several access points.
User-count style statistics were not a high priority, although I would be
interested to hear approaches people have taken to do that (without a
captive portal/login situation). However, I can access the number of users
connected at any given time via SNMP, so I've added that as a data point in
my monitoring software and now I can at least provide historical data on
how many users are on at various times, max users at once, etc.
On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM, Walter Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I know this is more of a hardware question than a code question but I
> suspect that a few of the folks that have other systems roles might be able
> to steer me in the right direction.
> We're looking to replace the public wifi in the library, by itself nothing
> The key requirement after reliable connectivity, is the ability to produce
> some level of statistics relative to "usage". (I know: lies, damned lies
> and usage statistics). We don't run a proxy or any other system that the
> public need a login to use. I expect a fair number of connections that
> would just be staff walking in with a smart phone or other device.
> After the laughter subsides, any thoughts as to a suitable device?
Fond du Lac Public Library
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